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Looking Glass Falls

Best seen in winter, the cascade freezes over, with large icicles dangling from the upper edge and the base pool turning to ice as well.

A 60-foot free fall into the pool below, this cascade tumbles out of Looking Glass Creek. A little over a decade ago, the Forest Service augmented the scenic spot with a handicapped-accessible viewing deck, a larger parking lot, and a new system of steps for easier access to the base. These much-needed updates supported the boom in visitors in recent years, so if you’re looking to avoid crowds, try going in winter or early spring.

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Trails and Waterfalls can be dangerous; take no chances, only photos for memories. Read our Safety and Insider tips to have a safe, fun and enjoyable trip to Jackson County.

Leave No Trace — Seven Principles

1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
3. Dispose of Waste Properly
4. Leave What You Find
5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
6. Respect Wildlife
7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors

For more details, visit www.lnt.org
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